Yes, ITV really did use video game footage during an IRA propaganda piece

ITV, one of the United Kingdom’s major commercial television networks, has been found guilty of deceptively using video game footage during what it claimed to be an IRA (Irish Republican Army) propaganda video in September, 2011. The final ruling comes from Ofcom, which for us Yanks is the equivalent of the FCC, the same people who call foul whenever there’s a wardrobe malfunction on US television.

VBWeekly: Megaupload, Kodak and iBooks

In this week’s installment of our weekly video show, Christopher Peri and I talk about one of the most entertaining news stories so far this year: The colorful indictment of alleged pirate content site Megaupload.com. The site’s founder, Kim Dotcom, is an amazing character, who lived large (in a New Zealand mansion surrounded by gorgeous, rare cars) and became the #1 ranked Modern Warcraft 3 player, amazingly enough. We’ll be watching this story closely to report on the allegations and Megaupload’s spirited defense.

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare kicks off high-quality game releases on Xbox Live Arcade

Alan Wake was a high-potential game that didn’t sell as well as expected in 2010. Critics said that the story was great, but the game play of the psychological thriller title was mediocre. Amid rivals such as the spectacular western Red Dead Redemption, which came out at the same time, Alan Wake got a lukewarm reception. With a new downloadable game coming, the question at hand for Alan Wake is whether the franchise can make a comeback.